Mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Quahog Day at 2 p.m. on the First Day of Summer - Monday, June 20, 2016 - at Mattakeese Wharf overlooking Barnstable Harbor! The event will receive a mighty dose of broadcasting flair thanks to this year's emcee, NECN Meteorologist Pete Bouchard.
The annual Quahog Day tradition has become a rite of passage into summer for Cape Cod residents. Kicking off the summer season, the region's official Quahog—Doug—tells us how many days of beach weather we have to look forward to during the season. During his "Prognostication Ceremony," Doug secretly whispers his prediction into the ear of his human sidekick, Captain Johnny Quahog, aka The Secretary General of Quahog Republic.
Doug has a shell of a reputation on Cape Cod. During the event, he is escorted by a Quahog Security Detail, a team of black-suited men armed with clamming rakes. Read the stories of Doug's loyal Quahog Security Members.
Come witness history in the making! Join us at the June 20th Quahog Day for a whole lot of laughs and some complimentary chowder. Buy a limited edition Quahog Day tee that day provided for the event by Cape Cod Textile!
Be on Doug Watch all year long: Like Doug on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, find him on Instagram and watch his escapades on Vine!
Watch video from the 7th Annual Quahog Day! Video footage provided by Shoreline Media Productions.
Check out Doug's new theme song, written by Andrew Rapo of Quahog Corner and nominated for a 2014 New England Emmy Award!
Ever wonder how Doug the Quahog first launched from the dinner plate right into the spotlight? "Behind the Mollusk: The Story of Johnny & Doug" traces Doug’s story from start to finish...the life of this successful New England Prognosticator lies much deeper than his hard shell! Check out Doug's story in the video below!